BISA bounces back to action

Belle Isle Senior Action (BISA) is now fully operatinal after the Covid 19 Pandemic.

I would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to a staff and volunteers who helped me maintain a service to older people during the lockdown. Of particular note are our Gardening Group Volunteers: Lynne Lock; Colin Robinson; Ross Whitfield and Dave Geldard, who continued to maintain the 59 Club garden during the lockdown, and Kerry Andrews, Lesley Thornton and Karren Marriott who volunteered to do anything that was asked of them.

We also need to thank Tony Andrews our Handyman who continued to keep older people safe in their own homes by fitting smoke alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detectors. Thanks to all volunteers who helped distribute the Newsletter, and to those volunteers who provided telephone support calls to all our older people, reassuring them in very difficult and challenging times.

Activities have now resumed at the 59 Club on Belle Isle Circus. These include chair-based exercise, digital inclusion classes, lunch club, craft, gardening and social groups. Transport is available to help people who are unable to use public transport.

BISA also organise weekly trips out every Wednesday to places such as Bury Market, Bowling & pub lunch and Tong Garden Centre. The trips book up fast so don’t delay.

For full information about BISA services and upcoming activities go to or call (0113) 270 9426.


This post was written by Sonny Garewal, Manager, Belle Isle Senior Action (BISA)